so pretty!

Feather-Stitch Valance- Pattern is not free. What a fantastic idea! Cheaper than what you can find in the store, and easier to fit on those awkward-sized windows.

Fabric lined crochet blanket

Fabric lined crochet blanket. This is a really good idea for a couple of the blankets my kiddos received as baby gifts that are falling apart. I can then stitch the parts that are unraveling to the fabric. Need to try

Options Placemat & Coasters, crochet pattern free download.  I really like the border on this pattern. Would be very nice gift sets.

I have personally used this pattern, I loved it then and I love it now. Options Placemat Coaster Crochet Pattern - designed by Marilyn Coleman. Pattern free at Red Heart Yarn.

DIY: Lace cake dome made by stiffening lace over a bowl

5 Spring Projects from Ideas Magazine

Shabby, Pink and Pretty

Pinner: "Beautiful Vintage Shabby Chic Pink, White & Green Crochet Pot Holders With Roses. I have another "Crochet" Pin with free vintage crochet/knit hot pad patterns." I have my grandmother's.

Pretty Petals Potholder - free pattern

Pretty Petals Potholder – free crochet pattern from Red Heart. More hole-y than I was expecting, but the pattern does suggest you back it with padding and fabric. Still works great though.

Free pinwheel crochet tutorial & pattern courtesy of Pepperknit

Spiral Potholder Hot Pad - Free pinwheel crochet tutorial & pattern courtesy of Pepperknit